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The EXTEND project - Exploring pension reforms, work, and inequalities
The EXTEND project - Exploring pension reforms, work, and inequalities
International Longevity Centre (ILC)
15 Apr 2019 Europe (including EU) Equality, European Union members, Longevity, Pension Reform, State Pensions
The International Longevity Centre UK (ILC) has published a report based on research from the EXTEND project that compares reforms to extend working lives across five European countries. According to the report, modelling to simulate the effects of recent pension system reforms suggests that moves toward DC pensions will lead to increased inequalities in pension income and wealth particularly among less educated women.
9211485B5 Click here to view the full summary.  
 
Northern Ireland Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings: Pensions Results 2018
2018 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
12 Apr 2019 United Kingdom Equality, Occupations/Industry Sectors, Public Sector Pensions, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency has published the provisional results from the pensions element of the Northern Ireland Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2018. The results show that the proportion of employees who belonged to a workplace pension scheme increased over the year to over 74%, in the sixth consecutive year of increases in pension membership.
DB1148132 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
28 Mar 2019 United Kingdom Brexit, Equality, Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Transfers, Trustees
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • What is the top risk facing DB schemes amid concerns over Brexit uncertainty?;
  • Was TPR right to grant 11 master trusts up to a six-week extension for authorisation applications (as of 21 March)?;
  • Do you think government-led pension adverts on TV and radio make any difference to how savers view pensions?;
  • Has your scheme calculated transfer values to allow for GMP equalisation?; and
  • Would you expect your professional/independent trustee to seek accreditation when it is formally launched later this year?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions disparity continues to grow due to gender pay gap
Pensions disparity continues to grow due to gender pay gap
NOW: Pensions
27 Mar 2019 United Kingdom Equality, Savings
Analysis by NOW: Pensions has revealed that the gap between men’s and women’s pension savings has widened from £90 to £126. In 2017, the average man saving with the NOW: Pensions Trust had £424 saved while the average woman had £334. In 2018, men had £559 saved on average, compared to £433 for women.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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First DB Risk Survey for 2019 reveals fears of Brexit and General Election have fuelled employer covenant risk concerns
DB Risk Survey
PTL
19 Mar 2019 United Kingdom Brexit, Data Protection, Equality, Investment - General, Longevity, Scheme Issues & Trends
PTL has published the results of its latest DB Risk Survey, which asks respondents to identify the top three risks currently facing DB pension schemes. The first edition of the survey for 2019 found that employer covenant risk remains the top risk identified by trustees, with 26% of respondents naming it as their greatest risk. The implications of Brexit for investment was named as the second greatest risk, while the proportion of trustees expressing concerns about cyber security fell from 11.3% to 8.7%.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Five steps women can take to lift their retirement confidence
Five steps women can take to lift their retirement confidence
Qantas Super
13 Mar 2019 Australia Countries - excl. European Union and US, Equality, Pensioners & Retirement, Savings
According to the latest quarterly update to the Qantas Super CBSA Retirement Confidence Index, women are falling behind men in all areas of retirement confidence and preparedness. The index found that although the gender gap in retirement confidence was smaller than in the previous quarter, women had an overall retirement confidence rating of 4.8 out of 10, whilst men had an overall rating of 5.4 out of 10. The research also found that only 28% of women feel able to rely upon their superannuation and other investments to fund their retirement, compared with 40% of men.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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New research reveals pension freedoms gender divide
New research reveals pension freedoms gender divide
AJ Bell
7 Mar 2019 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown, Equality, Investment - Performance, Pension Reform
Research commissioned by AJ Bell has revealed that 5% of women describe their knowledge of the pension freedom reforms as "very good", compared to 18% of men. The research also found that women who have entered income drawdown since the launch of the pension freedoms in April 2015 have retirement pots worth £118,000 on average. This is 34% less than the average man who has a retirement pot of £179,000.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Mind the Pension Pay Gap
Behaviour & Attitudes Survey
25 Feb 2019 Ireland Automatic Enrolment, Equality, Pensioners & Retirement, Pension Reform
Aviva's Behaviour & Attitudes Survey has revealed that men are more proactive and confident than women about their retirement income, with 63% of women admitting to not having any pension provision. When questioned about the prospect of auto-enrolment, 43% men were aware of the Government’s plans, compared to 33% of women.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Over 60% of schemes not expected to have sufficient data to carry out GMP equalisation
Over 60% of schemes not expected to have sufficient data to carry out GMP equalisation
Herbert Smith Freehills
15 Nov 2018 United Kingdom Case References and Dispute Resolution, Equality
Herbert Smith Freehills has conducted a survey of trustees, sponsors and advisers regarding the implications of the recent decision in the Lloyds Bank case. According to the survey, 61% of respondents do not expect their scheme (or those that they advise) to have sufficient data to equalise male and female members' benefits for the effect of GMPs.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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PTL announces results of fourth quarterly DB risk survey
DB risk survey
Pitmans Trustees Ltd (PTL)
7 Nov 2018 United Kingdom Brexit, Data Protection, Equality, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Longevity, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits, Technology & Systems, Trustees
PTL has published the results of its fourth quarterly DB Risk Survey, which asks respondents to indicate the top three risks currently facing DB pension schemes. The results of the survey show that employer covenant risk remains the highest-rated risk to DB schemes, while there has also been an increase in the percentage of respondents ranking the implications of Brexit for investment as one of their biggest concerns.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

F81127774   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Account balances hit record highs 10 years following financial crisis
Account balances hit record highs 10 years following financial crisis
Fidelity Investments
5 Nov 2018 United States Countries - US, Equality, Savings, Scheme Issues & Trends
Fidelity Investments has released its quarterly analysis of retirement savings trends for the third quarter of 2018. According to the analysis, average 401(k), 403(b) and IRA account balances reached record highs and have nearly doubled since 2008, while contribution rates for female investors reached a record high, and the number people with $1m or more in their 401(k) increased by 41% compared with Q3 2017.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
31 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Administration, Case References and Dispute Resolution, Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Equality, Pension Protection Fund, Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Do you think there is clarity on GMP equalisation following the High Court judgment in the Lloyds case?;
  • If partial transfers were introduced for your scheme, in which range do you think should be the highest amount withdrawable?;
  • Should the DC default fund charge cap include performance fees?;
  • Who do you think would be better placed to run collective defined contribution schemes?; and
  • The PPF’s chief executive Oliver Morley has said there could be a revival of DB in the future. Do you agree?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

6E1127194   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Tackling the Gender Pension Gap
Tackling the Gender Pension Gap
Prospect
Oct 2018 United Kingdom Equality, Savings
Prospect has published research exploring the scale of the gender pension gap for people who have already retired and are currently drawing pensions. The research is based on an analysis of the dataset of responses to the Family Resources Survey. For the year 2016-17, the most recent year that survey responses are available, Prospect has estimated the gender pension gap to be 39.5%, compared to 40.7% in the year 2015-16.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Women and Retirement Report 2018: The Barriers to Saving
Women and Retirement Report
Scottish Widows
Oct 2018 United Kingdom Equality, Pensioners & Retirement, Savings
Scottish Widows has published the 2018 edition of its annual Women and Retirement Report, which analyses the unique challenges faced by women as they prepare for retirement. The report reveals that there has been steady progress in the number of women adequately saving for retirement in recent years, with 54% of women saving sufficiently in 2018, the highest proportion recorded by the survey since its inception. The research has also identified, however, that 67% of women aged 22-29 are not saving enough for their retirement, while 46% of men within the same age group are saving adequately.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

7B1126442   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Solving Women’s pension deficit to improve retirement outcomes for all
Solving Women’s pension deficit to improve retirement outcomes for all
Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
Oct 2018 United Kingdom Equality, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Longevity, Pension Reform, State Pensions
According to research published by the Insuring Women’s Futures (IWF) Task Force, women risk financial insecurity in later life due to a culmination of societal, health and financial factors stacked against them. The report outlines the "Women's pension deficit", which represents the precarious position confronting British women in later life, and sets out the "Pensions life journey for women".

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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